The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has launched a portfolio of parliamentary professional development courses as part of the new CPA Parliamentary Academy: A Centre of Excellence for Commonwealth Parliamentarians. The Academy has been developed for the benefit of the CPA’s membership of 180 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures.
The new CPA Parliamentary Academy brings together:
The CPA Headquarters has developed the new, adaptive and flexible Parliamentary Academy online courses with contributions from over 50 experienced Parliamentarians, Clerks and external experts from across the Commonwealth to offer their insight and advice on a wide range of subjects, from gender-sensitive budgeting to codes of conduct.
The Acting Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee, Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP (United Kingdom) said:
“One of the key aims of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is to support and equip Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff in their mission to adhere to the highest standards of democracy. The launch of the new CPA Parliamentary Academy will further these aims and provide the CPA’s membership with the skills and knowledge to deepen their commitment to good governance.”
To find out more about what the Academy offers you, CPA Secretary-General Stephen Twigg introduces the CPA Parliamentary Academy.
The CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg reflected that:
"The aim of the CPA Parliamentary Academy and its suite of online and in-person courses is to strengthen the capacity of Commonwealth Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff to fulfil their constitutional and statutory obligations as well as to enhance knowledge and understanding of the role of Parliament. The CPA has reached across its network to bring together the wide expertise of Speakers and Presiding Officers, Ministers, Members of Parliament and Clerks and senior parliamentary staff in the development of the new CPA Parliamentary Academy demonstrating the breadth of the Association’s membership.”
Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff across the CPA’s membership of 180 Parliaments and Legislatures are invited to register their interest in the CPA Parliamentary Academy with online courses due to start soon.Click here to find out more about the CPA Parliamentary Academy.